Upcoming Shows: August 2023

Not sure what to watch this month? We got you! BLtai listed down some upcoming and ongoing BL, GL, and other queer films and shows you can look forward to this August!

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August 1 | High Tide (Netherlands)

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Tarik, a 32-year-old Moroccan man, spends his time alone in a holiday cottage in the forest to gather his thoughts after divorcing from his wife. Shortly after his arrival, Jonas, the owner of the cottage, comes over to make some repairs. From that moment on, Tarik is confronted with feelings he has been suppressing his entire life.

Watch ‘High Tide’ on GagaOOLala!

 

August 1 | Stay Still (Hong Kong)

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Hayden, who just moved to a new place, coincidentally helps Damien’s grandmother and meets Damien in the process. The two individuals, who had no connection before, start a complicated relationship after an unexpected kiss. Archie reunites with his high school sweetheart, Kelvin, who is now married. However, they disregard their circumstances and rekindle their love.

Catch the latest episode every Tuesday at 8 PM GMT+8 on Jupiter Entertainment’s Youtube channel.

 

August 2 | Honest Gay Dating In India (India)

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Rajat and Deep are meeting in real life after meeting on a dating app. But in the world, what would happen if they went off on a date with no filter? What would an honest gay date look like? A Satire on modern Indian gay dating.

Watch ‘Honest Gay Dating in India’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 2 | Sing My Crush (South Korea)

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Baram, the frontman of the band Ddara Baram, learned from the painful failure of his first love that he should be cautious with his feelings and is now a decisive person. During his high school days, he met Hantae at a guitar training class, and due to a certain event, she developed feelings for him, becoming both his good friend and manager. In truth, Baram’s feelings for Hantae have already surpassed friendship, but he has not shown it. One day, when Baram becomes embroiled in a plagiarism controversy and his attitude becomes extremely negative, Hantae decides to help him in his own way.

All episodes are now available on streaming platforms Heavenly and iQIYI.

 

August 3 | Desires of Flesh (Brazil)

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Since 2016, Pope Francis allows women to take part in the washing of the feet ceremony. The girls of St. Peter Church are preparing something special for the ritual. Camila just hopes to find Giovana.

Watch ‘Desires of Flesh’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 3 | Heartstopper 2

Nick and Charlie navigate their new relationship, Tara and Darcy face unforeseen challenges, and Tao and Elle work out if they can ever be more than just friends. With exams on the horizon, a school trip to Paris, and a prom to plan, the gang has a lot to juggle as they journey through the next stages of life, love, and friendship.

Watch ‘Heartstopper 2’ on Netflix.

 

August 7 | One to Ten (Taiwan)

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Three girls from the same class meet in the evening for a mysterious ritual: according to an internet legend, if you visit ten temples at night without talking or looking back, your wish will come true. Mei’s wish is to successfully confess her love to Qian, while Qian has a crush on another boy in her class. Jia Xin wishes that Qian fails in her wish, and a strange girl named Bi joins them at the last minute. What do you think her wish is?

Watch ‘One to Ten’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 8 | Makassar Is a City for Football Fans (France/Indonesia)

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In a city where men have to go crazy about football, Akbar has to pretend to love the game in order to prevent rejection from his new college friends.

Watch ‘Makassar Is a City for Football Fans’ on GagaOOLala.

August 9 | Beautiful Stranger (Belgium/France)

One night, in a hotel room, Romain, an overworked thirty-something, has just been dumped by his long-term boyfriend. Seeking solace, he logs onto a dating app and is confronted by a devil-may-care operator and an obstinate Don Juan.

Watch ‘Beautiful Stranger’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 9 | Between Something & Nothing (USA)

Joe is a small-town kid who has recently left home to study at a prestigious New England arts college. Before long, Joe and freewheeling fellow student Jennifer have become fast friends. Both are struggling simply to pay the bills and keep up on their tuition, at times resorting to petty larceny in order to make ends meet. Later, Joe strikes up a casual friendship with punky male hustler Ramon, who suggests that he consider giving prostitution a try. Upon taking Ramon up on the offer, Joe begins to discover things about himself that he never would have known had he simply remained in his small town.

Watch ‘Between Something & Nothing’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 10 | My Pana (Argentina)

The life of a gay young Venezuelan immigrant in Argentina through a series of vignettes where we see him looking for love, for survival, and, mostly, looking for himself in a new country.

Watch ‘My Pana’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 11 | My Personal Weatherman (Japan)

Popular handsome man and weather forecaster Segasaki is actually a tyrant at home. Yoh, an ero-manga artist in a tight spot knows this very well. This is because the two of them are living together. More than that, it’s because he cooks and cleans for Segasaki! To no surprise, in exchange for being provided food, he must “obey everything that Segasaki says”. What comes from such a contract?

Catch the latest episode, every Friday at 10 AM GMT+8 on GagaOOLala.

 

 

August 11 | Red, White, & Royal Blue (UK)

Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the son of the President of the United States (Uma Thurman), and Britain’s Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine) have a lot in common: Stunning good looks, undeniable charisma, international popularity… and total disdain for each other. Separated by an ocean, their long-running feud hasn’t really been an issue, until a disastrous–and very public–altercation at a royal event becomes tabloid fodder, driving a potential wedge in U.S./British relations at the worst possible time. Going into damage-control mode, their families and handlers force the two rivals into a staged “truce.” But as Alex and Henry’s icy relationship unexpectedly begins to thaw into a tentative friendship, the friction that existed between them sparks something deeper than they ever expected.

Watch ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ on Prime Video.

 

August 11 | Love Class 2 (South Korea)

Freshman year at university for three best friends. Hyun, Minwoo and Joo-Hyuk are looking forward to their freshman year at college. But little do they know of the trials and tribulations of love that await them outside the classrooms. From learning about maturity to being unable to forget the scars of past lovers, they’ll have to balance both their studies and social skills as they venture off into this new journey.

Catch the latest episode, every Friday at 10 PM GMT+8 on GagaOOLala – Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

 

August 12 | Only Friends (Thailand)

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Mew, Ray, and Boston, a group of best friends from the Faculty of Business Administration planning to run a hostel together to earn money before they graduate which blur the lines between friendship and romance. Mew has been focusing on his studies, setting aside no time for sex and relationships. Upon learning of his friend’s innocence, Boston introduces Mew to Top. What Boston intended to be a one-night affair turns into something more and he isn’t happy with the turn of events. Economics student Sand wants an exclusive relationship with Ray, but Ray has feelings for Mew and he’s not interested in settling. IT guy Nick finds a sex tape in Boston’s phone and ends up in a friends-with-benefits relationship with him. However, Nick wants something more.

 

August 14 | In a Moment (Germany)

Max isn’t sure about his sexual orientation until he meets Leon at his new school. When Max is singing a song at a school concert something beautiful happens.

Watch ‘In a Moment’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 15 | Oisín (Ireland)

A single mother longing for connection must choose between her autistic son and the girl next door.

Watch ‘Oisín’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 16 | Pure (Italy)

Love, hate, desire, and jealousy are in the middle of a couple, of Andrea and Fabrizio, who question the certainties of their relationship and their feelings.

Watch ‘Pure’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 16 | Orpheus’ Song (Germany)

Two best friends from Berlin win a trip to Greece. On their excursion, they get lost on an island. They spend the night together in a cave and dream a mystical dream. On the next day, nothing between the two will be like it was before.

Watch ‘Orpheus’ Song’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 17 | Resurrection (Vietnam)

After his lover commits suicide after contracting HIV from him, Thien, a seropositive gay man isolates himself from society, lets his health go and prays daily for forgiveness of his guilt. Little does he know that his prayer has been secretly answered in the form of a young stranger whom he encounters and who stays with him despite knowing his health status.

Watch ‘Resurrection’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 18 | Dangerous Romance (Thailand)

Dangerous Romance

When the equation centers to a misunderstanding arise between Sailom, a penniless yet hardworking student, to hate Kongkarn, the wealthy bully. When fate leads the two to spend time together as tutor-tutee… the closer they become and realized both have a lot in common. With all of these variables… what would be the result?

August 18 | I Feel You Linger in the Air (Thailand)

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Jom is devastated when he learns that his boyfriend is about to get married, and following this heartbreak he gets into a car accident. But fate has a different plan as he finds himself magically transported to Chiang Mai in the 1920s, assuming the role of a servant to the affluent young master Yai. Amidst this time shift, Jom encounters an eerie sense of familiarity in the house that he now works in…

Catch the latest episode, every Friday at 19:30 CET (Saturday at 1:30 AM GMT+8) on GagaOOLala.

 

August 19 | Love in Translation (Thailand)

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Follows the story of two young men — one who wants to be successful in running a business — and the other one who wants to succeed in flirting with a Chinese chick. The two agreed to help each other in exchange for helping to run a convenience store and teaching Chinese. As the two spend time together, someone’s heart is shaken up. However, it turns out he’s not the only one who feels the same way

 

August 20 | My Universe (Thailand)

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It explores twelve stories of eleven couples; each delves into friendships and relationships woven together by a cosmic web of love. It’s a beautiful blend of romance, drama, comedy, thrills, and fun, leaving viewers profoundly touched.

 

August 21 | The Serpent’s Song (Thailand)

At a secret monastery located in a rural area of Thailand, a music teacher is trying to help a young nun to be able to speak again. The nun’s passion and sexuality clashing with her religious convictions have caused her to shut down. What caused her to pick silence over the sound of music?

Watch ‘The Serpent’s Song’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 22 | Swan in the Center (France)

In a deserted shopping center, Swan, a junior consultant, navigates the empty hallways in search of clients and salespeople willing to participate in her survey. As days and encounters go by, desire gets in her way.

Watch ‘Swan in the Center’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 22 | Kiseki: Dear To Me (Taiwan)

(Image: Twitter | Kiseki: Dear To Me)

Zong Yi, a young man who aspires to be a doctor, is forced to take the injured gangster, Jhe Ruei, to his own house and take care of the latter. As time goes by, the two get familiar and fall in love with each other. However, because of a gangster fight, Zong Yi takes the rap for Jhe Ruei and is put into jail. The two are so torn apart, their friends, Eddy, and Chen Yi also go their separate ways. Four years later, fate reunites the four differently. They have to face past mistakes and regret to get their happiness back.

 

August 23 | E Vissero (Italy)

A colorful and lively short film about asking uncomfortable questions in a daft and funny way. It depicts a conversation between two boys, Merry and Happy, during which they explore the themes of freedom, prejudice and social scrutiny.

Watch ‘E Vissero’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 24 | Today, You Are You (Taiwan)

Tyler started his transgender journey when he was 18. Now, he has transformed into a young man. When the body and the soul finally align, could the suffering from the past be healed? How will the family look upon this born-again grandson, son, brother, and boyfriend?

Watch ‘Today, You Are You’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 24 | Man Suang (Thailand)

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“Khem” and “Wan” were on a mission to investigate the dark case of “Man Suang,” the most luxurious and mysterious entertainment club in Siam. Behind the scenes, this paradise was a meeting place for political negotiation during the late King Rama III’s reign. The two friends had become part of the club’s troupe, where they met with “Chatra”, a musician of the troupe. The relationship between the three mates gradually thrived alongside the secrets of “Man Suang”, including their ulterior motives that were slowly unveiled.

 

August 24 | Why R U? (South Korea)

TO BE UPDATED

 

August 28 | Crazy Handsome Rich (Thailand)

Crazy Handsome Rich

Thad’s wealthy family has hired a new butler, Luv. Ever since Luv entered the house, Thad hasn’t been able to keep his eyes off the new hire, and has been offering him plenty of attention all the time. Is it a coincidence or fate that the necklaces the two of them wear are similar; was it their destiny to meet?

Watch ‘Crazy Handsome Rich’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 29 | Auto da fé (Israel)

Amnon’s routine is disrupted when he takes care of porn star Danny Jokcs’ car. The vehicle waits for its owner who does not to return, and Amnon begins to look at the car as his head fills with fantasies.

Watch ‘Auto da fé’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 30 | Amour Océan (France)

Jeanne, 17 years old, spends the last days of summer before getting back to high school. One morning with her little sister Camille, they decide to run away from the police station where they live with their father to see the Ocean one last time. On the beach, she meets a young surfer. Jeanne feels a strange desire in her body.

Watch ‘Amour Océan’ on GagaOOLala.

 

August 31 | Stay with Me (Taiwan)

Facing rebellious faze and helpless family problems, Jie-Yu chose to take refuge in the safe harbor of friend Yan-Shiu. As the relationship between them develops further and further, the sexuality within Yan-Shiu towards Jie-Yu also grows.

Watch ‘Stay with Me’ on GagaOOLala.

 

Which series/film are you looking forward to watching next month? Comment it down in the section below!

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